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  • The Laws of Thermodynamics

  • A Very Short Introduction
  • By: Peter Atkins
  • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
  • Length: 3 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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The laws of thermodynamics drive everything that happens in the universe. From the sudden expansion of a cloud of gas to the cooling of hot metal - everything is moved or restrained by four simple laws. Written by Peter Atkins, one of the world's leading authorities on thermodynamics, this powerful and compact introduction explains what these four laws are and how they work, using accessible language and virtually no mathematics.

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  • Accessible, but needs the figures

  • By Diane Walter on 08-09-11

Very good at adding context to p-chem

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Reviewed: 10-21-18

I am currently taking p-chem in college. In class we cover the equations and how everything relates to one another mathematically but do not go deep into the theory. This book does a good job of giving context and details to the math. This book requires a strong science background to get the most out of it. This book is a good companion to any P-chem course.